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Research

Amaze has commissioned and released Australia-first research into both the public attitudes towards autism, and the lived experiences of autistic people.

A key strategic goal of Amaze is to change attitudes and behaviours of governments, the private sector and the community in general so that they better understand, engage with and accept autistic people.

To do this, we needed to understand what their attitudes and behaviours are now.

In 2017, Amaze embarked upon Australia-first research study to measure both the community’s attitudes towards autism, and the lived experiences of autistic people

The research reports, Community Attitudes & Behaviours towards Autism >and >Experiences of Autistic People and their Families, were commissioned by Amaze and conducted independently by the Social Research Centre at Australian National University and the Centre for Health and Social Research at the Australian Catholic University.

In 2018–19, we released this groundbreaking research in three rounds. Click the links below to read more about each issue. 

Amaze plans to again conduct the Community Attitudes & Behaviours towards Autism and Experiences of Autistic People and their Families studies in 2020 so we can monitor changes in attitudes and experiences in the wider community.

It’s an important commitment in our continued mission for greater community understanding, engagement and acceptance of autism. At Amaze, we refer to this as ‘making the wider world change’ – it’s a big job and one we’re proud to take on.

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